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New York Agrees to Let Spectrum Stay After It Agrees to Expand Internet Service

Back in July of 2018, New York ordered Charter’s Spectrum cable to leave the state after accusing them of not meeting their commitments. Charter was given 60 days to complete services as the state transition to a new provider. New York was also seeking $3 million dollars in penalties from Charter.

After many delays today it was announced that New York has agreed to let Charter’s Spectrum continue to operate in New York after it agreed to expand internet service. Charter will pay $12 million for “additional broadband expansion projects at locations to be selected by the Department of Public Service and the New York State Broadband Program Office.”

In total Charter will reportedly spend $600 million to expand high-speed internet to 145,000 residences and business in Upstate New York by September 30th, 2021. According to reports CHarter already reached about 65,000 of these homes and business. If Charter fails to meet this goal they will pay a $2,800 fine for each address it is not offering highspeed internet for.

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